On Inauguration Day 2021, the nation’s capital looks like it has just experienced a coup, not successfully survived one.
Streets are blocked off, barricades are up, and armed police and National Guard are everywhere. The inauguration itself is taking place in front of a deliberately minimal crowd, as if the authorities are somehow pulling off an inside job.
These precautions are eminently sensible, given the threat of right-wing violence. And the last thing the new administration wants on its first day of office is to hold a very visible super-spreader event in the nation’s capital.
But it’s not a good look for American …read more
Source:: Institute for Policy Studies